Data protection is very important for us

We are very pleased about your interest in our company. Data protection has a big importance for the management of spo-comm GmbH. A use of the website of Spo-comm GmbH is basically possible without any indication of personal data. If an affected person wishes to use our company's special services through our website, personal data processing may be required. We treat your personal data confidentially and in accordance with the legal data protection regulations – in particular the (FDPA) and the (GDPR) are considered the legal basis.

Privacy policy

1.Privacy Overview

The following notes give a simple insight into what happens to your personal data when you use the services of Spo-comm GmbH. Personal data is all data that personally identifies you.

Data collection on our website

How do we collect your data?

Your data will be collected on the one hand, that you tell us. This may include, data that you enter in a contact form or submit to us by telephone.

Other data is collected automatically when visiting the website through our IT systems. These are primarily data such as the Internet browser, operating system and time of the page request. The collection of data is done automatically when you access our website.

What do we use your data for?

We use your personal information to provide and improve our services, to provide you with a personalized experience on our website, to contact you about your Spo-comm account and our services, to provide you with customer service, to provide you with personalized advertising and marketing communications and to detect, prevent, contain and investigate fraudulent or unlawful activities.

What rights do you have regarding your data?

You have the right at any time to request information, correction and deletion or restriction of the use of your personal data free of charge. For further information on data protection, please contact Datenschutz@spo-comm.de.

How long do we keep your personal data?

Basically, the data will be deleted as soon as the purpose of your survey has been fulfilled. Storage in addition can be done if this was provided by the European or national legislation in EU law regulations, laws or regulations that govern the person responsible. Blocking or deletion of the data also takes place if a storage period prescribed by the standards mentioned expires, unless there is a need for further storage of the data for conclusion of a contract or fulfillment of the contract.

Cookies and similar technologies

When visiting our website, we or our authorized service providers may use cookies and other similar technologies to provide you with a better, faster, and safer experience. The analysis of your surfing behavior is anonymous, so the surfing behavior can not be deduced to you. You can object to this analysis at any time. Detailed information can be found in the following privacy policy.

2. General information

Data protection

The spo-comm GmbH as the controller has implemented numerous technical and organizational measures to ensure the most complete protection of personal data processed via this website. Nonetheless, Internet-based data transfers can basically have security holes, so that an absolute protection can not be guaranteed. For this reason, it is open to any person concerned to submit personally identifiable information on alternative routes, for example by phone.

a) Name and address of the responsible person 

The person responsible within the meaning of the basic data protection regulation and other national data protection laws of the member states as well as other data protection regulations is the:

spo-comm GmbH
Otto-Kraus-Straße 4c
90411 Nürnberg
Deutschland

Tel.: +49911239837-0
E-Mail: info@spo-comm.de
Website: www.spo-comm.de

b) Data protection commissioner of the responsible person

The data protection commissioner of the responsible person is:

E-Mail: Datenschutz@spo-comm.de
Tel.: +49911239837-27

3. Definitions

The privacy policy of spo-comm GmbH is based on the terminology used by the European directive and regulatory authority in the adoption of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Our privacy policy should be easy to read and understand for the public as well as for our customers and business partners. To ensure this, we would like to explain in advance the terminology used.

We use the following terms in this privacy policy, including but not limited to:

a) personal data

Personal data is any information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person (hereinafter the "data subject"). A natural person is considered to be identifiable who, directly or indirectly, in particular by association with an identifier such as a name, an identification number, location data, an online identifier or one or more special features, expresses the physical, physiological, genetic, mental, economic, cultural or social identity of this natural person can be identified.

b) concerned person

Affected person is any identified or identifiable natural person whose personal data is processed by the controller.

c) processing

Processing means any process or series of operations related to personal data, such as collecting, collecting, organizing, organizing, storing, adapting or modifying, reading, querying, using, with or without the aid of automated procedures; disclosure by submission, dissemination or other form of provision, reconciliation or association, restriction, erasure or destruction.

d) Restriction of processing

Restriction of the processing is the marking of stored personal data with the aim to limit their future processing.

e) profiling

Profiling is any kind of automated processing of personal data that consists in using that personal information to evaluate certain personal aspects relating to a natural person, in particular aspects relating to job performance, economic situation, health, personal To analyze or predict preferences, interests, reliability, behavior, whereabouts or relocation of that natural person.

f) Pseudonymisation

Pseudonymisation is the processing of personal data in such a way that personal data can no longer be attributed to a specific data subject without the need for additional information, provided that such additional information is kept separate and subject to technical and organizational measures to ensure that the personal data not assigned to an identified or identifiable natural person.

(g) Responsible or the controller

The controller or controller is the natural or legal person, public authority, body or body that, alone or in concert with others, decides on the purposes and means of processing personal data. Where the purposes and means of such processing are determined by Union law or the law of the Member States, the controller or the specific criteria for his designation may be provided for under Union or national law.

h) processor

The processor is a natural or legal person, public authority, agency or other body that processes personal data on behalf of the controller.

i) receiver

Recipient is a natural or legal person, agency, agency or other entity to whom Personal Data is disclosed, whether or not it is a third party. However, authorities which may receive personal data under Union or national law in connection with a particular mission are not considered as beneficiaries.

j) third parties

Third is a natural or legal person, public authority, body or body other than the data subject, the controller, the processor and the persons authorized under the direct responsibility of the controller or the processor to process the personal data.

k) Consent

Consent is any voluntarily given and unambiguously expressed in the form of a statement or other unambiguous confirmatory act by the data subject for the particular case, by which the data subject indicates that they consent to the processing of the personal data concerning him / her is.

4. Notes on data processing

a) perimeter of the processing of personal data

In principle, we process personal data of our users only insofar as this is necessary to provide a functioning website and our content and services. The processing of personal data of our users takes place regularly only with the consent of the user. An exception applies to cases in which prior consent can not be obtained for reasons of fact and the processing of the data is permitted by law.

b) Legal basis for the processing of personal data

Insofar as we obtain the consent of the data subject for processing of personal data, Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) as legal basis.

In the processing of personal data necessary for the performance of a contract to which the data subject is a party, Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b GDPR as legal basis. This also applies to processing operations required to carry out pre-contractual actions.

Insofar as processing of personal data is required to fulfill a legal obligation that is subject to our company, Art. 6 para. 1 lit. c GDPR as legal basis.

In the event that vital interests of the data subject or another natural person require the processing of personal data, Art. 6 para. 1 lit. d GDPR as legal basis.

If processing is necessary to safeguard the legitimate interests of our company or a third party, and if the interests, fundamental rights and freedoms of the data subject do not prevail over the first interest, Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR as legal basis for processing.

c) Purpose of the data processing

The collection and processing of personal data is carried out only as far as it is necessary for the content, or change the legal relationship. The basis for the processing of data for the performance of a contract or pre-contractual measures is based on Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b GDPR. Personal data collected and processed as part of the use of the Spo-comm website are used to enable the user to use the service.

d) Duration of storage

The personal data of the data subject will be deleted or blocked as soon as the purpose of the storage is deleted. In addition, such storage may be provided for by the European or national legislator in EU regulations, laws or other regulations to which the controller is subject. Blocking or deletion of the data also takes place when a storage period prescribed by the standards mentioned expires, unless there is a need for further storage of the data for conclusion of a contract or fulfillment of the contract.

e) possibilities to contradict the data processing

Much of the data processing is possible only with consent. You can revoke these at any time by sending an e-mail to Dateschutz@spo-comm.de  with the subject "revocation". The legality of up to cancellation made data processing is not affected by the revocation.

f) encryption

To protect the transmission of confidential content, such as in the case of orders, the connection to our website is based on end-to-end encryption. This encrypted connection can be recognized by the address bar of your browser, which is marked with a lock symbol and "https: //". The encrypted data transmitted to us can not be read by third parties.

g) Legal obligations

In accordance with legal regulations, you have at any time the right to free information about your stored personal data, their origin and the purpose of the data processing. You also have the right to correct, block or delete your personal data. For further information on data protection, please contact Datenschutz@spo-comm.de.

5. Cookies

The web pages of spo-comm GmbH use cookies. Cookies are text files that are stored and stored on a computer system via an Internet browser.

Many websites and servers use cookies. Many cookies contain a so-called cookie ID. A cookie ID is a unique identifier of the cookie. It consists of a string through which Internet pages and servers can be assigned to the specific Internet browser in which the cookie was stored. This allows visited websites and servers to distinguish the individual's browser from other internet browsers that contain other cookies. A particular web browser can be recognized and identified by the unique cookie ID.

By using cookies, spo-comm GmbH can provide users of this website with more user-friendly services that would not be possible without the setting of cookies.

By means of a cookie the information and offers on our website can be optimized in the sense of the user. Cookies allow us, as already mentioned, to recognize the users of our website. The purpose of this recognition is to make it easier for users to use our website. The user of a website that uses cookies, for example, does not need every time you visit the website again enter his access because it is taken from the Internet and stored on the computer system of the user cookie. Another example is the cookie of a shopping basket in the online shop. The online shop remembers the items that a customer has placed in the virtual shopping cart via a cookie.

The affected person may prevent the use of cookies through our website at any time by means of a corresponding adjustment of the Internet browser used and thus contradict permanently the use of cookies. Furthermore, already set cookies can be deleted at any time via an internet browser or other software programs. This is possible in all common internet browsers. If the data subject deactivates the setting of cookies in the Internet browser used, not all functions of our website may be fully usable.

The basis for the storage of cookies is the legitimate interest of the website operator for the technically error-free, secure and optimized provision of our website and is based on Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR.

6. Collection of general data and information

The website of the spo-comm GmbH collects a series of general data and information when a data subject or automated system calls up the website. This general data and information are stored in the server log files. Collected may be (1) the browser types and versions used, (2) the operating system used by the accessing system, (3) the website from which an accessing system reaches our website (so-called referrers), (4) the sub-websites, (5) the date and time of access to the Internet site, (6) an Internet protocol address (IP address), (7) the Internet service provider of the accessing system, and (8) any other similar data and information that may be used in the event of attacks on our information technology systems.

When using these general data and information, the spo-comm GmbH does not draw any conclusions about the data subject. Rather, this information is needed to (1) deliver the content of our website correctly, (2) optimize the content of our website as well as its advertisement, (3) ensure the long-term viability of our information technology systems and website technology, and (4) provide law enforcement authorities with the information necessary for criminal prosecution in case of a cyber-attack. Therefore, the spo-comm GmbH analyzes anonymously collected data and information statistically, with the aim of increasing the data protection and data security of our enterprise, and to ensure an optimal level of protection for the personal data we process. The anonymous data of the server log files are stored separately from all personal data provided by a data subject. The legal basis for the temporary storage of the data and the logfiles is Art.6 Abs. 1lit.f GDPR.

7. Registration on our website

The data subject has the possibility to register on the website of the data controller by providing personal data. The personal data to be sent to the controller is derived from the respective input mask used for the registration.

The personal data entered by the data subject shall be collected and stored solely for internal use by the controller. The controller may arrange for the transfer to one or more processors, such as a parcel service, who also uses the personal data only for internal use attributable to the controller.

By registering on the website of the controller, the IP address assigned by the Internet service provider (ISP) of the data subject, the date and time of registration are also stored. The storage of this data takes place against the background that only so the misuse of our services can be prevented, and these data if necessary, help to clarify committed offenses. In this respect, the storage of this data is required to secure the controller. A disclosure of these data to third parties is not, unless there is a legal obligation to pass on or the disclosure of law enforcement serves.

By registering the data subject voluntarily providing personal data, the data controller serves to provide the data subject with content or services that, due to the nature of the case, can only be offered to registered users. Registered persons are free to modify the personal data given at registration at any time or to delete it completely from the database of the data controller.

The data collected during registration will be stored by us as long as you are registered on our website and will subsequently be deleted. The processing of data entered by you when registering is based on your consent Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a GDPR. You can revoke this consent by sending an e-mail with the subject revocation to Datenschutz@spo-comm.de.

8. Subscription to our newsletters

On the website of the spo-comm GmbH the users are given the opportunity to subscribe to the newsletter of our company. Which personal data are transmitted to the data controller when the newsletter is ordered results from the input mask used for this purpose.

The spo-comm GmbH informs its customers and business partners at regular intervals by means of a newsletter about offers of the company. The newsletter of our company can only be received by the data subject if (1) the data subject has a valid email address and (2) the data subject registers for the newsletter. For legal reasons, a confirmation e-mail will be sent to the e-mail address entered by an affected person for the first time for newsletter mailing using the double-opt-in procedure. This confirmation email is used to check whether the owner of the e-mail address as the person concerned authorized the receipt of the newsletter.

When subscribing to the newsletter, we also store the IP address of the computer system used by the person concerned at the time of registration, as well as the date and time of registration, as assigned by the Internet Service Provider (ISP). The collection of this data is necessary in order to understand the (possible) misuse of an affected person's e-mail address at a later date and therefore serves as legal safeguards for the controller.

The personal data collected in the context of registering for the newsletter will be used exclusively to send our newsletter. Subscribers to the newsletter may also be notified by e-mail if this is necessary for the operation of the newsletter service or registration, as might be the case in the event of changes to the newsletter or technical changes. There will be no transfer of the personal data collected as part of the newsletter service to third parties. Subscription to our newsletter may be terminated by the person concerned at any time. The consent to the storage of personal data that the data subject has given us for the newsletter dispatch can be revoked at any time. For the purpose of revoking the consent, there is a corresponding "unsubscribe from the newsletter" link in each newsletter. The processing of the data entered in the newsletter registration form is based on your consent Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a GDPR.

9. Newsletter-Tracking

The newsletters of spo-comm GmbH contain so-called counting pixels. A counting pixel is a miniature graphic that is embedded in such emails that are sent in HTML format to enable log file recording and log file analysis. This allows a statistical evaluation of the success or failure of online marketing campaigns. On the basis of the embedded pixel, the spo-comm GmbH can detect whether and when an e-mail was opened by a data subject and which links in the e-mail were called up by the data subject.

Such personal data collected via the counting pixels contained in the newsletters are stored and evaluated by the data controller in order to optimize the newsletter delivery and to adapt the content of future newsletters to the interests of the data subject. This personal data will not be disclosed to third parties. Affected persons are at any time entitled to revoke the separate declaration of consent made via the double-opt-in procedure. After revocation, this personal data will be deleted by the controller. A cancellation of the receipt of the newsletter, the spo-comm GmbH automatically interpreted as a revocation. The basis for the personal data collected is the legitimate interest of the internet site operator in order to optimize the newsletter distribution and to adapt it to the interests of the persons concerned (Art. 6 para 1 lit. f GDPR).

10. Routine deletion and blocking of personal data

The controller shall process and store the personal data of the data subject only for the period necessary to achieve the purpose of the storage or, as the case may be, by the European directives or regulations or by any other legislator in laws or regulations which the controller was provided for.

If the storage purpose is omitted or if a storage period prescribed by the European directives and regulations or any other relevant legislator expires, the personal data will be routinely blocked or deleted in accordance with the statutory provisions.

11. Rights of affected persons

a) Right to confirmation

Each affected person has the right, as granted by the European Regulators and Regulators, to require the controller to confirm whether personal data relating to him / her is being processed. If an affected person wishes to make use of this confirmation right, they can contact Datenschutz@spo-comm.de  at any time.

b) Right to information

Any person affected by the processing of personal data has the right, granted by the European directive and regulatory authority, at any time to obtain free information about the personal data stored about him and a copy of this information. For this you can contact the Datenschutz@spo-comm.de  with their concerns. Furthermore, the European legislator and regulator has provided the data subject with the following information:

- the processing purposes

- the categories of personal data being processed

- the recipients or categories of recipients to whom the personal data have been disclosed or are still being disclosed, in particular to recipients in third countries or to international organizations

- if possible, the planned duration for which the personal data will be stored or, if that is not possible, the criteria for determining that duration

- the right of rectification or erasure of the personal data concerning them or restriction of processing by the controller or a right to object to such processing

- the existence of a right of appeal to a supervisory authority

- if the personal data were not collected from the data subject: all available information on the source of the data

- the existence of automated decision-making including profiling in accordance with Article 22 (1) and (4) GDPR and, at least in these cases, meaningful information about the logic involved, and the scope and intended impact of such processing on the data subject

In addition, the data subject has a right of access as to whether personal data has been transmitted to a third country or to an international organization. If that is the case, then the data subject has the right to obtain information about the appropriate guarantees in connection with the transfer.

c) Right to correction

Any person affected by the processing of personal data has the right granted by the European legislator to demand the immediate correction of inaccurate personal data concerning him / her. Furthermore, the data subject has the right to request the completion of incomplete personal data, including by means of a supplementary declaration, taking into account the purposes of the processing.

d) Right to deletion (right to be forgotten)

Any person affected by the processing of personal data shall have the right granted by the European Directives and Regulators to require the controller to immediately delete the personal data concerning him, provided that one of the following reasons is satisfied and the processing is not required:

o The personal data has been collected or otherwise processed for such purposes for which they are no longer necessary.

o The data subject revokes their consent, to which processing pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a GDPR or Art. 9 para. 2 lit. GDPR and there is no other legal basis for processing.

o According to Art. 21 (1) GDPR, the data subject submits an objection against the processing and there are no legitimate reasons for the processing, or the data subject objects to the processing according to Art. 21 (2) GDPR.

o The personal data were processed unlawfully.

o The deletion of personal data is required to fulfill a legal obligation under Union or national law to which the controller is subject.

o The personal data were collected in relation to information society services offered pursuant to Art. 8 (1) GDPR.

Insofar as one of the above reasons is correct and an affected person wishes to arrange for the deletion of personal data stored by spo-comm GmbH, they may contact us at any time with their request to Datenschutz@spo-comm.de.

If the personal data have been made public by the spo-comm GmbH and if our company is responsible for deleting the personal data as the person responsible according to Art. 17 (1) GDPR, the spo-comm GmbH takes appropriate measures taking into account the available technology and the implementation costs also of a technical nature, to inform other data controllers processing the personal data published that the data subject of these other data controllers has deleted all links to such personal data or copies or replications thereof personal data unless the processing is required. The employee of the spo-comm GmbH will arrange the necessary in individual cases.

e) Right to restriction of processing

Any person affected by the processing of personal data has the right, granted by the European directive and regulatory authority, to require the controller to restrict the processing if one of the following conditions applies:

o The accuracy of the personal data is contested by the data subject for a period of time that enables the person responsible to verify the accuracy of the personal data.

o The processing is unlawful, the data subject refuses to delete the personal data and instead requests the restriction of the use of personal data.

o The data controller no longer needs the personal data for processing purposes, but the data subject requires them to assert, exercise or defend their rights.

o The person concerned has objection to the processing acc. Art. 21 para. 1 GDPR and it is not yet clear whether the legitimate reasons of the person responsible outweigh those of the data subject.

If one of the above-mentioned conditions is met and an affected person wishes to request the restriction of personal data stored by spo-comm GmbH, they can contact us at any time with their request to Datenschutz@spo-comm.de.

f) Data transferability

Any person affected by the processing of personal data shall have the right conferred by the European Directives and Regulations to obtain the personal data concerning him / her provided to a controller by the data subject in a structured, common and machine-readable format. It also has the right to transfer this data to another person without hindrance by the person responsible for providing the personal data, provided that the processing is carried out on the basis of the consent pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a GDPR or Art. 9 para. 2 lit. a GDPR or on a contract pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b GDPR or is based and processing by automated means, unless the processing is necessary for the performance of a task of public interest or in the exercise of official authority delegated to the controller.

Furthermore, in exercising their right to data portability under Article 20 (1) of the GDPR, the data subject has the right to obtain that the personal data are transmitted directly from one controller to another, insofar as this is technically feasible and if not so the rights and freedoms of others are affected.

To assert the right of data transferability, the data subject may at any time contact the data Datenschutz@spo-comm.de with your request.

g) Right to contradict

Any person affected by the processing of personal data shall have the right granted by the European Di- rective and Regulatory Authority at any time, for reasons arising from its particular situation, against the processing of personal data pertaining to it under Article 6 (1) lit. e or f GDPR takes an objection. This also applies to profiling based on these provisions.

In the event of an objection, spo-comm GmbH no longer processes the personal data, unless we can prove compelling reasons for processing that are worthy of protection, which outweigh the interests, rights and freedoms of the data subject, or the processing serves the purpose of asserting, exercising or defense of legal claims.

If spo-comm GmbH processes personal data in order to operate direct mail, the data subject has the right to object at any time to the processing of personal data for the purpose of such advertising. This also applies to the profiling, as far as it is associated with such direct mail. If the data subject objects to the processing of spo-comm GmbH for the purpose of direct advertising, spo-comm GmbH will no longer process the personal data for these purposes.

In addition, the data subject has the right, for reasons arising from their particular situation, against the processing of personal data relating to them, for the purposes of scientific or historical research purposes or for statistical purposes pursuant to Art. 89 (1) GDPR will object to opposition unless such processing is necessary to fulfill a task of public interest.

In order to exercise the right to object, the data subject may contact the data Datenschutz@spo-comm.de at any time with your request. The data subject is also free, in the context of the use of information society services, notwithstanding Directive 2002/58 / EC, to exercise his right of opposition by means of automated procedures using technical specifications.

h) Automated decisions in individual cases including profiling

Any person concerned by the processing of personal data shall have the right, as granted by the European legislature and the legislature, not to be subject to a decision based solely on automated processing, including profiling, which has a legal effect on it or, in a similar manner, significantly affects it; unless the decision (1) is necessary for the conclusion or performance of a contract between the data subject and the controller, or (2) is permitted by Union or Member State legislation to which the controller is subject, and that legislation provides for appropriate measures to safeguard the rights and freedoms as well as the legitimate interests of the data subject; or (3) with the express consent of the data subject.

If the decision (1) is required for the conclusion or performance of a contract between the data subject and the controller or (2) it takes place with the explicit consent of the data subject, the spo-comm GmbH shall take appropriate measures to safeguard the rights and freedoms as well as to safeguard the legitimate interests of the data subject, including at least the right to obtain the intervention of a person by the controller, to express his or her own position and to contest the decision.

If the data subject wishes to assert rights with regard to automated decisions, they can contact us at any time with their request to Datenschutz@spo-comm.de.

i) Right to revoke a data protection consent

Any person affected by the processing of personal data has the right, granted by the European directive and regulatory authority, to revoke consent to the processing of personal data at any time.

If the data subject wishes to assert their right to withdraw consent, they can contact us at any time with their request to Datenschutz@spo-comm.de.

12. Data protection in applications and in the application process

The controller collects and processes the personal data of applicants for the purpose of processing the application process. The processing can also be done electronically. This is particularly the case if an applicant submits corresponding application documents to the controller by electronic means, for example by e-mail or via a web form available on the website. If the controller concludes a contract of employment with an applicant, the data transmitted will be stored for the purposes of the employment relationship in accordance with the law. If no employment contract is concluded with the candidate by the controller, the application documents will be automatically deleted two months after the announcement of the rejection decision, unless deletion precludes other legitimate interests of the controller. Other legitimate interest in this sense, for example, a burden of proof in a procedure under the General Equality Law(GEL).

13. Privacy Policy on Use of Facebook

The controller has integrated components of the company Facebook on this website. Facebook is a social network.

A social network is an Internet-based social meeting place, an online community that typically allows users to communicate with each other and interact in virtual space. A social network can serve as a platform to exchange views and experiences, or allows the Internet community to provide personal or business information. Facebook allows social network users to create private profiles, upload photos and socialize via friend requests.

The operating company of Facebook is Facebook, Inc., 1 Hacker Way, Menlo Park, CA 94025, USA. Persons responsible for the processing of personal data, if an affected person lives outside the US or Canada, are Facebook Ireland Ltd., 4 Grand Canal Square, Grand Canal Harbor, Dublin 2, Ireland.

Each visit to one of the individual pages of this website, which is operated by the controller and on which a Facebook component (Facebook plug-in) has been integrated, the Internet browser on the information technology system of the person concerned automatically by the respective Facebook Component causes a representation of the corresponding Facebook component of Facebook to download. An overview of all Facebook plug-ins can be found at https://developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins/?locale=en_US. As part of this technical process, Facebook receives information about which specific underside of our website is visited by the person concerned.

If the data subject is simultaneously logged into Facebook, Facebook recognizes with each visit to our website by the data subject and during the entire duration of the respective stay on our website, which specific underside of our website the data subject visits. This information is collected through the Facebook component and assigned by Facebook to the respective Facebook account of the data subject. If the person concerned activates one of the Facebook buttons integrated on our website, for example the "Like" button, or if the person concerned makes a comment, Facebook assigns this information to the personal Facebook user account of the person concerned and saves this personal data.

Facebook always receives information via the Facebook component that the data subject has visited our website if the data subject is logged in to Facebook at the same time as accessing our website; this happens regardless of whether the person clicks on the Facebook component or not. If such a transfer of this information to Facebook is not wanted by the data subject, it can prevent the transfer by logging out of their Facebook account before calling our website.

The data policy published by Facebook, which is available at https://de-de.facebook.com/about/privacy/, provides information on the collection, processing and use of personal data by Facebook. It also explains which options Facebook offers to protect the privacy of the data subject. In addition, different applications are available, which make it possible to suppress data transmission to Facebook. Such applications can be used by the data subject to suppress data transmission to Facebook.

14. Privacy Policy for the use of Google Analytics (with anonymization function)

The controller has integrated on this website the component Google Analytics (with anonymization function). Google Analytics is a web analytics service. Web analysis is the collection, collection and analysis of data about the behavior of visitors to websites. Among other things, a web analysis service collects data on which website an affected person has come to a website (so-called referrers), which subpages of the website were accessed or how often and for which length of stay a subpage was viewed. A web analysis is mainly used to optimize a website and cost-benefit analysis of Internet advertising.

The operating company of the Google Analytics component is Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheater Pkwy, Mountain View, CA 94043-1351, USA.

The controller uses the addition "_gat._anonymizeIp" for web analytics via Google Analytics. By means of this addendum, the IP address of the Internet access of the data subject will be shortened and anonymised by Google if the access to our website is from a Member State of the European Union or from another state party to the Agreement on the European Economic Area.

The purpose of the Google Analytics component is to analyze visitor flows on our website. Among other things, Google uses the data and information obtained to evaluate the use of our website, to compile for us online reports showing the activities on our websites, and to provide other services related to the use of our website. Thus, the use of the anonymous Google Analytics component is based on Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR.

Google Analytics uses a cookie on the information technology system of the person concerned. What cookies are, has already been explained above. By using this cookie Google is enabled to analyze the usage of our website. Each time one of the pages of this website is accessed by the controller and a Google Analytics component has been integrated, the Internet browser on the information technology system of the person concerned is automatically initiated by the respective Google Analytics component To submit data to Google for online analysis purposes. As part of this technical process, Google will be aware of personal data, such as the IP address of the person concerned, which serve, among other things, Google to track the origin of the visitors and clicks, and subsequently make commission settlements possible.

The cookie stores personally identifiable information, such as access time, the location from which access was made, and the frequency of site visits by the data subject. Each time you visit our website, your personal information, including the IP address of the Internet connection used by the data subject, is transferred to Google in the United States of America. This personal information is stored by Google in the United States of America. Google may transfer such personal data collected through the technical process to third parties.

The affected person can prevent the setting of cookies through our website, as shown above, at any time by means of a corresponding setting of the Internet browser used and thus permanently contradict the setting of cookies. Such a setting of the Internet browser used would also prevent Google from setting a cookie on the information technology system of the person concerned. In addition, a cookie already set by Google Analytics can be deleted at any time via the Internet browser or other software programs.

Furthermore, the data subject has the option of objecting to and preventing the collection of the data generated by Google Analytics for the use of this website and the processing of this data by Google. To do this, the person must download and install a browser add-on. 

Additional information and Google's privacy policy can be found at https://www.google.com/intl/en/policies/privacy/ and at www.google.com/analytics/terms/en.html. Google Analytics is explained in more detail at https://www.google.com/intl/de_de/analytics/.

15. Privacy Policy for the use of Google Analytics Remarketing

The controller has integrated Google Analytics Remarketing as a component on this website. Remarketing with Google Analytics provides meaningful information to website visitors who are interested in our products and services. This will give us an idea of which items you have placed in your shopping cart, for example. Once the audiences have been identified, you can target tailored ads on the Google Display Network.

The operating company of Google Analytics is Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheater Pkwy, Mountain View, CA 94043-1351, USA.

Remarketing with Google Analytics is an effective way to increase reach and get customers to buy. Google Analytics provides comprehensive data that helps us identify and attract our potential customers. The aggregation of your data in your Google Account will be based solely on your consent to what you have submitted to Google. For data collection without merging the data with your Google Account, Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR. As a result, there is a legitimate interest in the anonymous analysis of website users for advertising purposes.

Additional information and applicable Google Analytics Remarketing privacy policy can be found at https://policies.google.com/technologies/ads/. 

16. Privacy Policy for the use of Google+

The controller has integrated the Google+ button as a component on this website. Google+ is a so-called social network. A social network is an Internet-based social meeting place, an online community that typically allows users to communicate with each other and interact in virtual space. A social network can serve as a platform to exchange views and experiences, or allows the Internet community to provide personal or business information. Google+ allows social network users to create private profiles, upload photos, and socialize through friend requests, among others.

Google+'s operating company is Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheater Pkwy, Mountain View, CA 94043-1351, USA.

Each visit to one of the pages of this website operated by the controller and incorporating a Google+ button will cause the Internet browser on the subject's information technology system to be automatically triggered by the respective Google+ button, a representation of the corresponding Google+ Download button from Google. As part of this technical process, Google will be aware of which specific bottom of our website is visited by the data subject. More detailed information about Google+ is available at https://developers.google.com/+/.

If the person is logged in to Google+ at the same time, Google recognizes with each visit to our website by the data subject and during the entire duration of each stay on our website, which specific bottom of our website visited the person concerned. This information is collected through the Google+ button and assigned by Google to the relevant Google + account of the person concerned.

If the data subject activates one of the Google + buttons integrated on our website and thus makes a Google + 1 recommendation, Google assigns this information to the personal Google + user account of the person concerned and stores this personal data. Google will store the Google + 1 recommendation of the data subject and make it publicly available in accordance with the conditions accepted by the data subject. A Google +1 referral made by the data subject on this website will be subsequently provided together with other personal information, such as the name of the Google + 1 account used by the data subject and the photo in other Google services stored therein, For example, the search engine results of the Google search engine, the Google account of the data subject or other places, such as on websites or in connection with advertisements stored and processed. Furthermore, Google is able to link the visit to this website with other personal data stored on Google. Google also records this personal information for the purpose of improving or optimizing Google's different services.

Google always receives information via the Google + button that the data subject has visited our website if the data subject is simultaneously logged in to Google+ at the time of accessing our website; this happens regardless of whether the person clicks the Google + button or not.

If the data subject does not wish to transfer personal data to Google, the latter can prevent such transmission by logging out of their Google + account before calling our website.

Additional information and Google's privacy policy can be found at https://www.google.com/intl/en/policies/privacy/. Additional Google tips on the Google +1 button can be found at https://developers.google.com/+/web/buttons-policy.

17. Privacy Policy for the use of Google AdWords

The controller has integrated Google AdWords on this website. Google AdWords is an Internet advertising service that allows advertisers to run both Google and Google Network search engine results. Google AdWords allows an advertiser to pre-set keywords that will display an ad on Google's search engine results only when the search engine retrieves a keyword-related search result. In the Google Network, ads are distributed on topical web pages using an automated algorithm and according to pre-defined keywords.

The operating company for the services of Google AdWords is Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheater Pkwy, Mountain View, CA 94043-1351, USA.

The purpose of Google AdWords is to promote our website by displaying interest-based advertising on third-party websites and in the search engine results of Google's search engine and by displaying advertisements on our website. Thus, the legitimate interest in Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR.

If a data subject arrives on our website via a Google ad, a so-called conversion cookie will be stored on Google's information technology system by Google. What cookies are, has already been explained above. A conversion cookie expires after thirty days and is not used to identify the data subject. About the conversion cookie is, if the cookie has not yet expired, traced whether certain sub-pages, such as the shopping cart from an online shop system, were accessed on our website. The conversion cookie allows both us and Google to understand whether an affected person who came to our website via an AdWords ad generated revenue, completed or canceled a purchase.

The data and information collected through the use of the conversion cookie are used by Google to create visitor statistics for our website. These visit statistics are then used by us to determine the total number of users who have been sent to us through AdWords ads, in order to determine the success or failure of each AdWords ad and to optimize our AdWords ads for the future. Neither our company nor any other Google AdWords advertiser receives any information from Google that could identify the data subject.

The conversion cookie stores personally identifiable information, such as the web pages visited by the affected person. Each time you visit our website, your personal information, including the IP address of the Internet connection used by the data subject, will be transferred to Google in the United States of America. This personal information is stored by Google in the United States of America. Google may transfer such personal data collected through the technical process to third parties.

The affected person can prevent the setting of cookies through our website, as shown above, at any time by means of a corresponding setting of the Internet browser used and thus permanently contradict the setting of cookies. Such a setting of the Internet browser used would also prevent Google from setting a conversion cookie on the information technology system of the person concerned. In addition, a cookie already set by Google AdWords can be deleted at any time via the Internet browser or other software programs.

Furthermore, the data subject has the opportunity to object to Google's interest-based advertising. To do this, the person concerned must access the link www.google.com/settings/ads from each of the Internet browsers they use and make the desired settings there.

Additional information and Google's privacy policy can be found at https://www.google.com/intl/en/policies/privacy/.

18. Privacy Policy for the use of LinkedIn

The controller has integrated components from LinkedIn Corporation on this website. LinkedIn is an Internet-based social network that allows users to connect to existing business contacts and make new business contacts. Over 400 million registered people use LinkedIn in more than 200 countries. This makes LinkedIn currently the largest platform for business contacts and one of the most visited websites in the world.

LinkedIn's operating company is LinkedIn Corporation, 2029 Stierlin Court Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. Privacy Policy outside the United States is handled by LinkedIn Ireland, Privacy Policy Issues, Wilton Plaza, Wilton Place, Dublin 2, Ireland.

Each time you visit our website, which has a LinkedIn component (LinkedIn plug-in), this component causes the browser used by the subject to download a corresponding representation of the LinkedIn component. More information about the LinkedIn plug-ins can be found at https://developer.linkedin.com/plugins. As part of this technical process, LinkedIn learns about the specific bottom of our website visited by the affected person.

If the data subject is logged in to LinkedIn at the same time, LinkedIn recognizes with each visit to our website by the data subject and during the entire duration of the respective stay on our website which specific bottom of our website the data subject visits. This information is collected through the LinkedIn component and linked by LinkedIn to the affected LinkedIn's LinkedIn account. If the affected person activates a LinkedIn button integrated on our website, LinkedIn assigns this information to the personal LinkedIn user account of the person concerned and saves this personal data.

LinkedIn always receives information via the LinkedIn component that the person concerned has visited our website if the person concerned is simultaneously logged into LinkedIn at the time of accessing our website; this happens regardless of whether the person clicks on the LinkedIn component or not. If the affected person does not want to transmit this information to LinkedIn, the latter can prevent it from logging out of their LinkedIn account before visiting our website.

At https://www.linkedin.com/psettings/guest-controls, LinkedIn offers the ability to opt out of email messages, text messages, and targeted ads, as well as manage ad settings. LinkedIn also uses partners like Quantcast, Google Analytics, BlueKai, DoubleClick, Nielsen, Comscore, Eloqua and Lotame, who can set cookies. Such cookies can be refused at https://www.linkedin.com/legal/cookie-policy. LinkedIn's privacy policy is available at https://www.linkedin.com/legal/privacy-policy. LinkedIn cookie policy is available at https://www.linkedin.com/legal/cookie-policy.

19. Privacy Policy for the use of Twitter

The controller has integrated Twitter components on this website. Twitter is a multilingual publicly available microblogging service where users can post and distribute so-called tweets, which are limited to 140 characters. These short messages are available to anyone, including non-Twitter subscribers. The tweets are also displayed to the so-called followers of the respective user. Followers are other Twitter users who follow a user's tweets. Twitter also allows you to address a broad audience via hashtags, links or retweets.

The operating company of Twitter is Twitter, Inc., 1355 Market Street, Suite 900, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA.

Each time one of the individual pages of this website, which is operated by the controller and on which a Twitter component (Twitter button) has been integrated, the Internet browser on the information technology system of the person concerned is automatically activated by the respective Twitter component causes to download a presentation of the corresponding Twitter component of Twitter. Further information on the Twitter buttons is available at https://about.twitter.com/en/resources/buttons. As part of this technical process, Twitter receives information about which specific subpage of our website is visited by the person concerned. The purpose of the integration of the Twitter component is to allow our users to redistribute the contents of this website, to promote this website in the digital world and to increase our visitor numbers.

If the data subject is simultaneously logged in to Twitter, Twitter recognizes with each visit to our website by the data subject and during the entire duration of the respective stay on our website, which specific underside of our website visits the data subject. This information is collected through the Twitter component and assigned through Twitter to the affected person's Twitter account. If the person concerned activates one of the Twitter buttons integrated on our website, the data and information transmitted with it are assigned to the personal Twitter user account of the person concerned and stored and processed by Twitter.

Twitter always receives information via the Twitter component that the person concerned has visited our website if the person concerned simultaneously logs on to Twitter at the time of access to our website; this happens regardless of whether or not the subject clicks on the Twitter component. If such a transfer of this information to Twitter is not wanted by the person concerned, it can prevent the transfer by logging out of their Twitter account before calling our website.

The applicable privacy policies of Twitter are available at https://twitter.com/privacy?lang=en.

20. Privacy Policy for the use of Xing

The controller has integrated components from Xing on this website. Xing is an Internet-based social network that allows users to connect to existing business contacts and make new business contacts. The individual users can create a personal profile at Xing. Companies can, for example, create company profiles or publish job offers on Xing.

The operating company of Xing is XING SE, Dammtorstraße 30, 20354 Hamburg, Germany.

Each time one of the individual pages on this website is called up by the controller and on which a Xing component (Xing plug-in) has been integrated, the internet browser on the information technology system of the person concerned is automatically identified by the respective Xing Component causes a representation of the corresponding Xing component of Xing to be downloaded. More information about the Xing plug-ins can be found at https://dev.xing.com/plugins. As part of this technical process, Xing is aware of which specific bottom of our website is visited by the person concerned.

If the data subject is logged in to Xing at the same time, Xing recognizes with each visit to our website by the data subject and during the entire duration of the respective stay on our website, which specific bottom of our website visited the person concerned. This information is collected by the Xing component and assigned by Xing to the affected Xing account. If the person concerned activates one of the Xing buttons integrated on our website, for example the "Share" button, Xing assigns this information to the personal Xing user account of the person concerned and stores this personal data.

Xing always receives information from the Xing component that the data subject has visited our website if the data subject is simultaneously logged in to Xing at the time of accessing our website; this happens regardless of whether or not the affected person clicks on the Xing component. If such a transfer of this information to Xing by the person concerned is not intended, it can prevent the transfer by logging out of your Xing account before calling our website.

Xing's privacy policy, available at https://www.xing.com/privacy, provides information about the collection, processing and use of personal information by Xing. In addition, Xing has posted privacy notices for the XING Share button at https://www.xing.com/app/share?op=data_protection.

21. Privacy Policy for the use of YouTube

The controller has integrated YouTube components on this website. YouTube is an internet video portal that allows video publishers to freely watch video clips and other users for free viewing, rating and commenting. YouTube allows the publication of all types of videos, so that both complete film and television broadcasts, but also music videos, trailers or user-made videos via the Internet portal are available.

YouTube's operating company is YouTube, LLC, 901 Cherry Ave., San Bruno, CA 94066, USA. YouTube, LLC is a subsidiary of Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheater Pkwy, Mountain View, CA 94043-1351, USA.

Each visit to one of the pages of this site operated by the controller and incorporating a YouTube component (YouTube video) will automatically cause the Internet browser on the subject's information technology system to be represented by the respective YouTube component to download an illustration of the corresponding YouTube component from YouTube. More information about YouTube can be found at https://www.youtube.com/yt/about/en/. As part of this technical process, YouTube and Google are aware of the specific bottom of our site visited by the person concerned.

If the data subject is logged in to YouTube at the same time, YouTube recognizes by calling a sub-page containing a YouTube video, which specific bottom of our website the affected person visits. This information is collected by YouTube and Google and associated with the individual YouTube account.

YouTube and Google will always receive information through the YouTube component that the data subject has visited our website if the data subject is simultaneously logged into YouTube at the time of access to our website; this happens regardless of whether the person clicks on a YouTube video or not. If such transmission of this information to YouTube and Google is not wanted by the data subject, it can prevent the transmission by logging out of their YouTube account before calling our website.

YouTube's privacy policy, available at https://www.google.com/intl/en/policies/privacy/, identifies the collection, processing, and use of personally identifiable information by YouTube and Google.

22. Privacy Policy for the use of Bing Ads

The controller has integrated components from Bing Ads on this website. Bing Ads is a search engine feature that allows us to recognize that someone clicked on our ad, was redirected to our website, and had previously reached a particular landing page. A cookie will be set on your device if you have reached our website via a Microsoft Bing ad. We only hear the total number of users who clicked on a Bing ad. The collected information, which is used by Microsoft, the owner of Bing, is used to create pseudonymous usage profiles from the respective cookie information. The usage profiles are used to analyze visitor behavior and are used for the deliberate transmission of advertisements. No personal information about the identity of the user is processed.

The operating company of Bing Ads is the Microsoft Corporation, One Microsoft Way, Redmond, WA 98052-6399, USA

To prevent the sending of your information to Microsoft, you can refuse to set a cookie or deactivate the general cookie setting in your browser.

Bing Ads' privacy policy, available at https://privacy.microsoft.com/en-us/privacystatement, provides information about the collection, processing and use of personal information by Microsoft.

23. Privacy Policy fort the use of LiveChat

The controller has integrated LiveChat, Inc. as a component on this website. The LiveChat component offers the service to our customers, if questions arise concerning the offers and services of the Spo-comm GmbH to clarify these directly and anonymously. The provider of the LiveChat component stores the IP address of the users of the service as well as the country from which the service is accessed. The data collected by LiveChat will not be linked to any other personal information. Furthermore, the LiveChat component offers the users of our website to rate the consulting service so that we can constantly improve our services offered. When using the chat function, further registration is not required, whereby not only the data economy is guaranteed, but the customer is granted a targeted and immediate service.

LiveChat's operating company is LiveChat, Inc., One International Place, Suite 1400, Boston, MA 02110-2619, USA.

As long as the chat function is not used, no personal data will be collected by the LiveChat provider. The basis for the use of LiveChat is the legitimate interest of the internet site operator to provide solutions for our customers quickly and optimally as well as to increase the campaign performance and is based on Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR.

For more information and the applicable privacy policy of LiveChat, Inc., please visit https://www.livechatinc.com/privacy-policy/.

24. Payment: Privacy Policy PayPal as payment

The controller has integrated components from PayPal on this website. PayPal is an online payment service provider. Payments are made through so-called PayPal accounts, which are virtual private or business accounts. In addition, PayPal has the ability to process virtual payments through credit cards if a user does not have a PayPal account. A PayPal account is managed via an email address, which is why there is no classic account number. PayPal makes it possible to initiate online payments to third parties or to receive payments. PayPal also takes on trustee functions and offers buyer protection services.

The European operating company of PayPal is PayPal (Europe) S.à.r.l. & Cie. S.C.A., 22-24 Boulevard Royal, 2449 Luxembourg, Luxembourg.

If the data subject selects "PayPal" as a payment option during the order process in our online shop, data of the data subject will be automatically transmitted to PayPal. By selecting this payment option, the data subject consents to the transfer of personal data required for payment processing.

The personal data sent to PayPal are usually first name, last name, address, email address, IP address, telephone number, mobile phone number or other data required for payment processing. For the execution of the purchase contract, also such personal data are necessary, which are in connection with the respective order.

The purpose of the transmission of the data is payment processing and fraud prevention. The controller will provide PayPal with personally identifiable information, in particular if there is a legitimate interest in the transfer. The personal data exchanged between PayPal and the controller may be transferred by PayPal to credit reporting agencies. This transmission aims at the identity and credit check.

PayPal may disclose personal information to affiliates and service providers or subcontractors, to the extent necessary to fulfill its contractual obligations or to process the data on behalf of.

The data subject has the option to revoke the consent to the handling of personal data against PayPal at any time. A revocation has no effect on personal data which must be processed, used or transmitted for (contractual) payment processing.

PayPal's applicable privacy policy is available at https://www.paypal.com/webapps/mpp/ua/privacy-full.

25. Legal basis of processing

Art. 6 para. 1 lit. A GDPR serves our company as the legal basis for processing operations in which we obtain consent for a particular processing purpose. If the processing of personal data is necessary to fulfill a contract of which the data subject is a party, as is the case, for example, in processing operations necessary for the supply of goods or the provision of any other service or consideration, processing shall be based on Art. 6 para 1 lit. b GDPR. The same applies to processing operations that are necessary to carry out pre-contractual measures, for example in cases of inquiries regarding our products or services. If our company is subject to a legal obligation which requires the processing of personal data, such as the fulfillment of tax obligations, the processing is based on Art. 6 para 1 lit. c GDPR. In rare cases, the processing of personal data may be required to protect the vital interests of the data subject or another natural person. This would be the case, for example, if a visitor to our premises were injured and his or her name, age, health insurance or other vital information would have to be passed on to a doctor, hospital or other third party. Then the processing would be based on Art. 6 para 1 lit. d GDPR are based. Finally, processing operations could be based on Art. 6 para 1 lit. f GDPR are based. On this legal basis, processing operations that are not covered by any of the above legal bases are required if processing is necessary to safeguard the legitimate interests of our company or a third party, unless the interests, fundamental rights and fundamental freedoms of the person concerned prevail. Such processing operations are particularly allowed to us because they have been specifically mentioned by the European legislator. In that regard, it considered that a legitimate interest could be assumed if the data subject is a customer of the controller (recital 47, second sentence, GDPR).

26. Storage period for personal data

The criterion for the duration of the storage of personal data is the respective statutory retention period. After the deadline, the corresponding data will be routinely deleted, if they are no longer required to fulfill the contract or to initiate a contract.

27. Legal or contractual provisions for the provision of personal data; Necessity for the conclusion of the contract; Obligation of the data subject to provide the personal data; possible consequences of non-provision

We clarify that the provision of personal information is in part required by law (such as tax regulations) or may result from contractual arrangements (such as details of the contractor). Occasionally it may be necessary for a contract to be concluded that an affected person provides us with personal data that must subsequently be processed by us. For example, the data subject is required to provide us with personal information when our company enters into a contract with her. Failure to provide the personal data would mean that the contract with the person concerned could not be closed. Prior to any personal data being provided by the person concerned, the person concerned must contact one of our employees. Our employee will inform the individual on a case-by-case basis whether the provision of the personal data is required by law or contract or is required for the conclusion of the contract, whether there is an obligation to provide the personal data and the consequences of the non-provision of the personal data.

28. Existence of automated decision-making

As a responsible company we renounce from automatic decision-making or profiling.